Region XIV Post-Season Tie Breaker Rules
Region XIV Post-Season Tie Breaker:
The following post-season tiebreaker will be used to determine placement in the play-offs. Approved on Feb. 23, 2009. (Adjusted on February 5, 2013 to reflect deletion of Lon Morris and addition of Coastal Bend)
For tiebreaking purposes only, all teams will be ranked in order (based upon winning percentage of Region 14 conference games) from No. 1 through No. 12.
Tiebreakers – The first criteria in the breaking of ties in the standings shall be head-to-head competition of tied teams. The following procedure will be used to establish the championship seeds if ties exist. (For tiebreaking procedures teams will be grouped in two zones based upon established guidelines. Bossier Parish, Panola, Paris, Kilgore, Tyler, Trinity Valley, and Navarro are in one division and Coastal Bend, Jacksonville, Angelina, Blinn, Lee, San Jacinto, and Lamar-Port Arthur are in the other.)
- If two teams are tied and they are from different zones, the winner of the game between the two tied teams shall be the higher seed.
- (b) If two teams are tied and they are from the same zones, the team with an advantage in head-to-head competition shall be the higher seed.
- (c) If two teams remain tied, there will be a comparison of overall record against zone teams only(12 zone games).
- (d) If two teams remain tied, there will be a comparison of record against the highest ranked team(s) (based upon Region 14 Conference games winning percentage) in the zone and proceeding through in order of zone record.
- (e) If two teams remain tied, there will be a comparison of record against the highest ranked team(s) (based upon Region 14 Conference games winning percentage) in the opposite zone and proceedig).ng through in order of zone record.
- (f) If two teams remain tied, the higher seed will be chosen by draw.
- (g) If three or more teams are tied, ties among zone opponents will be broken first by using steps (b) through (f) and the head-to-head results will be used to break ties between non-zone teams. When three or more teams from the same zone are tied step (b) will consist of a mini- round robin among the tied teams. At any point during the process of breaking ties among three or more teams that the number of tied teams are reduced to two, head-to-head competition would be used as the primary tie-breaker, followed-by steps (c) through (g).
Note: When breaking ties, the procedure will start at the top of the division and move down. As ties are broken, the completed tiebreak results will be used. For example, if two teams are tied for fifth and two teams are tied for first, the tiebreaking procedures listed above will determine seeds one and two. Those seeds will then potentially used in that order to break the fifth place tie.
Draw — In the event tiebreaking procedures are unsuccessful and a draw is necessary in determining seeding, the following procedure will be used:
- The drawing will be conducted in public or with media attendance
- (b) Institutions involved in the drawing have the right to have a local representative in attendance at the drawing
- (c) A single slip of paper with names representing each of the tied institutions will be placed into a container and will be drawn in order of seeding from highest (#1) to lowest (#12)